George Bennett’s Bianchi Bike Size 2020

What is George Bennett’s Bianchi bike size during his season 2020-2021 ? 

 Are you a bike nerd like me and want to know what is his specific bike set up while watching him racing up or maybe you are tall as him and want to know which Bianchi Oltre XR4 size to pick?

George Bennett is one of the most talented New-Zealand pro road bike racer of its time. He is a climber type of rider and he is racing for the Team Jumbo-Visma World Tour seasons 2020-2021.

By reading further you will find the following details:

  • What is George Bennett Bike size and how it matter strategically?
  • Why Team Jumbo-Visma team races on rim brakes?
  • His Complete Bianchi Oltre XR4 specification

George Bennett’s Bike size

George Bennett is 1m80 tall and weights 58kg as peak form. This means he is a climber type of rider.

sketch of George Bennett's Bianchi bike geometry

He rides a size 53cm Bianchi Oltre XR4 road bike model which happens to be the same bike size as the Team leader of Jumbo-Visma, Primoz Roglic. (See Primoz Roglic Bianchi Oltre XR4 size here)

Both riders measure a close size (3 cm different in height) and saddle height which is an important fact as George Bennett can provides his bike to his team leader should it is needed at a critical time of a race while waiting for their team car.

George’s saddle height is set at 745mm from the center of the bottom-bracket. The distance between the front of the saddle to the handlebar grip is 570mm.

His saddle is the Fizik Arione Classic set with a 25mm setback. The handlebar drop is 140mm compared to the saddle top.

The stem that uses George Bennett is what set his bike apart from the rest of the Team Jumbo-Visma. It is a 120mm length with -17 Degrees FSA SLK. He uses a 400mm FSA Extra Light Compact Carbon handlebar.

His Shimano Dura Ace cranks length are 172.5mm.

Why Rim brakes for Team Jumbo-Visma?

The team Jumbo-Visma World Tour uses rim brakes for Multiple stages races for practical reasons. The main idea is rim brakes has the less probability to have technical problems. This is the same strategy for all the teams aiming to win a Grand Tour (read Giro d’Italia, Tour de France, Vuelta a Espana).

Teams competing for General Classification know that each seconds count. Changing a rim brake wheel locked with Quick Release without the support of the Team car is much faster than a thru axle.

Team Jumbo-Visma has selected simple and efficient bike set up. Frame and forks are provided by Bianchi, the gear and wheels are from Shimano, the tires are from Vittoria, saddles from Fizik, stem and bars are from Vision (or FSA for renegades like George) .

The team also uses the absolutBlack Graphen lube on the Shimano Dura Ace CN-9000 chains. This technical lube is designed to decrease the power loss by 3 to 7 watts according to absolutBlack.

George Bennett’s Bianchi Oltre XR4 specification

Frameset: Bianchi Oltre XR4 Size 53cm (Seat Tube length 53cm, top tube 535mm, head tube 125mm, BB drop 68mm, Chainstays 406mm, fork rake 43mm)
Front Brake: Shimano Dura Ace Rim type
Rear Brake: Shimano Dura Ace Rim type
Brake/Shifting levers: Dura-Ace R9150 Di2 with Sprinter Di2 shifters under top of handlebar
Front Derailleur: Dura-Ace FR-R9150
Rear Derailleur: Dura-Ace R91070 Di2 on direct mount hanger
Cassette: Dura-Ace 11 speed  CS-9100 11-28 teeth
Chain: Dura-Ace 11 speed CN-9000
Chain lube: AbsolutBlack Graphen Lube
Crankset: Dura-Ace R91070 Di2 172.5mm
Bottom bracket: PRESS FIT 86,5X41MM BB type
Wheels: Shimano WH-R9150-TU tubular disc carbon
Tires: Vittoria Corsa Tubular 700x26c
Thru-Axle: 12x100mm front and 10x142mm rear / Mavic Speed Release thru-axle system
Stem: FSA SLK 120mm / -17 degrees
Handlebar: FSA K-Force 400mm
Bar Tape: FSA
Pedals: Shimano Dura Ace PD-9100
Saddle: Fizik Arione
Seat post: Bianchi
Bottle cages: Tacx
Computer: Garmin Edge 830
Powermeter: Shimano Powermeter
Weight: Approximately 7.6kg

Are you riding a Bianchi Oltre XR4 too? Let me know your thoughts.

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